Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Colorful Eyeglass Lens Pendant Eco Necklaces

By on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9 Comments

I usually donate my old glasses for reuse through my optometrist. But other artisans have other upcycling ideas. Take Mzz Thang of Fo-Shizzle Design Studios on Artfire for example. Her "Specs Appeal" collection  is delightfully quirky. (She also does other jewelry designs).


She uses all sorts of decorative fabrics. As the eyeglass lenses are plastic, the pendants are lightweight which will appeal to those who don't like anything heavy around their necks.

Mzz Thang's real name is Mischelle but she's been known by that nickname for over 34 years! The moniker came from her professional musician days. An ovarian cancer survivor with other health issues, she eventually got hooked into jewelry making and now owns a brick and mortar jewelry store in the San Francisco area. Way to go, Mzz Thang! You are truly inspirational!


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9 comments:

  1. Mischelle's work is so lovely and original. We are lucky she is a survivor so she can share her talent with us!

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  2. This is great!!!
    I like it and wanna to make own for myself...

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  3. Where does she get all the lenses??

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  4. Yah I am wondering too... do you have any supplier of lenses? Actually, I have already made design which I copied from you of course and I got the lenses from my parents’ old eye glasses both my mother and father. I think that made mine more special.

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  5. I guess she gets the glasses from friends and family - her specs appeal collection is only a portion of her work.

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  6. Thanks everyone for your very kind comments! I get most of my lenses from donations from friends and family. I have a basket in my store where people can place their old eyeglasses, and in return they get a 10% discount coupon towards a purchase on anything in our store.

    :)

    ~ Mischelle (aka "Mzz Thang")

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  7. Where is your store?

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  8. Mzz Thang can be contacted via her online store to find out more about her other store -

    http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&seller_id=45&op=new&body=1

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  9. Our physical store is located at:

    Fo-Shizzle Design Studios
    5915 Pacheco Blvd., Suite B
    Pacheco, CA 94553
    (925) 689-7429

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